Workation – Playing ‘BIG BOSS’ with your colleagues !!

It’s June 2021, and I decided we should have more fun while working.

In the ‘All Hands meet’, I showed three pictures –

First – A European guy saying he’s on a vacation, and not available for the next 3 months.

Second – A Indian guy on a hospital bed responding on his phone, he is on leave but available for work.

Third – A person working from mountains saying he chose his workplace.

In the coming days,  I shared the view of company-sponsored work trips anywhere in India for a group of four people for fifteen days.

Folks were skeptical at first – what about pending tasks? worried clients?  safety of stays? WiFi?Ghar ka khana?  and a ton of other issues.

But I let the VP trips plan go ahead anyway. The finance was furious – how can we not plan everything beforehand πŸ™‚

Well, the thing is ‘we cannot plan what we do not know’ and if we can afford it we could just ignore the return on investment math and just do it!

The last thing we wanted to get stuck is the paralysis of analysis – how would you calculate the ROI of this? It’s impossible to quantify beforehand.

Will it give more fun of work? -Yes.
Can we afford it? – Yes.
Then, Just go ahead.

Surprisingly, the first trip was taken by a five girl team. It was a bold move. I had no clue how they convinced their parents. But it’s a welcome sign.

I asked them – don’t you need any guys to accompany?- They simply said – why do we need guys πŸ™‚

It’s a fifteen day long trip they planned spanning 7 spots – from Jaipur to Jaisalmer to Agra. On top, Zostel stays is what they preferred.

The job of worrying is back to me. I didn’t want to trouble them – asked my people in charge – shreyasi to update me every day on their safety. Am relieved, glad and now kicked about their success and now they probably can help others do the same.

It was like the movie – QUEEN

One team completely strangers with each other’s choose Manali. My HR was worried and quickly came up with policies – important but usually ignored ones – laptop, women safety etc. But it went well, they started enjoying the snow and working from a high altitude and sharing those moments in the company groups. 

Some are going to be Baga beach of Goa for 15 days.

I see the “workation” is shaping well in India and I am very confident folks would love to travel and yet deliver – infact since they are exposed to newer things in life, their creativity could also be at a peak!

After all, it’s your colleagues and you spend half your time with, might as well spend some time playing real life Big Boss with your colleagues πŸ™‚

Would love to hear your thoughts on this

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  1. Excellent, BOLD Move by a CEO. It’s one of a kind , Unique step/privilege given to employees compared pan Global(if i am not wrong). Employees feel Trusted, feel More responsible and deliver unexpected performance without boundaries. (My Opinion). Kicked off>>>>>>>.

  2. I personally experienced the concept of “workation” – all the way travelling from Tirupati to Lonavala first one and Tirupati to Bellampalli second time. It was amazing time spending with all thinks tanks.
    The beauty of the concept is, you will open more when compared to board room discussions. Its just like an another home.
    Come and join with us to experience the beauty of “Workation”

  3. #Workation is the Workstation away from the regular schedule and it is a new age concept. An out-of-the-box initiative by the CEO. Hats off πŸ‘Œ….

  4. Brilliant and brave concept indeed.
    Am sure this has brought in new perspectives to work while one is touring. Why be glued at one place and lose the precious time and beyond imagination opportunities?
    Look forward to reading the experiences of the journey queens!!!

  5. Really impressed with such innovative thinking Partha. Heard about Customer Delight and now
    getting a sense of what Employee Delight could be. Strongly feel Valuepitch wil be a trend setter to a brand new work culture. It’s a good case study in Human Resources Management and I am sure it will pave the way for new theories in employees engagement.

  6. Really sounds phenomenal and innovative, wonderful thought, people work more for more vacations πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»β€¦ Workation..’sounds different and amazing motivating factorπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  7. Workation sounds exciting and rejoicing. Kudos to the people who are implementing it for well-being of their employees… Definitely this Workation works out well and will bring a drastic change in corporate sector in the upcoming days…

  8. Wow…Sounds energetic … “Workation”. The concept “Workation” sounds damn interesting when considering with “Work From Home (WFH)”. Especially after pandemic lockdowns, when everyone was struck to WFH, this kind of concept creates a new energy and enthusiasm which intern develops creativity in achieving the goals of their respective work and also shoots up the productivity of the team combining with increasing team relationship

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